The current typhoid scare in some parts of Zimbabwe has opened a Pandora’s box, with people asking if borehole and well water is safe to drink. With many boreholes in Harare’s western suburbs condemned as unfit to drink, Zimlabs has taken a leading role in water tests. Many people assume that since borehole water is from underground then its automatically safe to drink. This is a wrong and dangerous assumption, and there is need for people to be educated on the significance of water tests.
The article by Sharon Hofisi, in the Herald newspaper, http://www.herald.co.zw/encomium-a-tribute-to-water-tests/ has highlighted the need for everyone with a borehole to have their water tested. All boreholes and wells need to be tested at least once a year, especially after the rains to check if its still safe to drink.